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Letter from Enrica to Encarnacion

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Letter from Enrica to Encarnacion
Talisay, 16 of June, 1915 My dear daughter, I am informing you that on tuesday, 18th of June is the departure of the children and for sure on the 20th the ship will have arrived. The pillows that you are asking for I am sending with them. You must collect them up at the ship because it is Ricardo (Nolan) who will accompany them and it is a bother for the person traveling bringing so much cargo that is why it is good when they arrive someone will receive the pillows. Then I have a letter there from the past months. Maybe you have received it already. How are the newly planted sugarcane of Adriano (Panlilio) doing now if the weather there is favorable because here and now, my canes are not very good because of the rains during January that was too much. And the sugar here is too cheap (5.30 (N.I) and the traders are not willing too buy. Rice too continues to be expensive, the worse kind close to 8 pesos per cavan and unhulled rice is 4 pesos a sack. And I had been to Rodriguez to inform them of our desire to marry off Toning over at theirs but I have no reason to return therefore I will return later in the week. But there is hope because my own self wants it. That is why you should tell Adriano if he does not understand my writing Visayan. And it has been long since I received any letter from Adriano. If so, I will be very happy if he wrote to me because that is my only consolation, to receive from you your letters. How are your two sisters-in-law (Faustina Panlilio and sister). We are happy if you are alright there even without news. Your mother loves you from the heart Enrica
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Reply Andrea Lizares Si
2:53 PM on September 10, 2010 
Adriano Panlilio is the husband of Encarnacion. Toning is Dr. Antonio A. Lizares, who later married Carmen Rodriguez, the girl, really the heiress next door. It is said that Enrica didn't favor one or more of the wives her sons selected. This letter makes very clear that the marriage between Antonio and Carmen was something that Enrica wanted very much. The letter between Enrica's daughter Maria (Mayang) and Encarnacion (Ascion) tells of ternos, the Bacolod Carnival, and the baptism of Luis, eldest son of Antonio and Carmen. In that letter between sisters, Maria tells Encarnacion that the baptism of Antonio's eldest son only had family as guests whereas the eldest son of their brother Enrique was accompanied by dancing the whole day.